KOKOSKA; Elsie Margaret (Laslo)

September 23, 1931 ~ August 4, 2014

After 82 years of love and devotion to her family, Elsie passed into the welcoming arms of her husband, Johnny. She will be deeply missed by her son, Darryl (Theresa), daughter, Jennifer (Kent) Harris, grandchildren, Kendall and Colby, and many extended family and friends. Elsie was born in Punnichy Saskatchewan, one of seventeen children to Helen and William Laslo. She is survived by her siblings, Emma, Lynn (John), Vera (Pat), Helen (Gary), Bill, Albert (Georgina). She was predeceased by her parents, her sisters Julia, Annie, Margaret, Rose, and brothers Frank, John, Andy, Bernie, Tony and Ernie. Elsie was a hardworking homemaker, admired for her amazing talents in the kitchen and renowned for the “best buns ever”, berry wines of every variety, cabbage rolls, cookies, jams, pickles… the list goes on. Elsie and John loved to entertain; family and friends have many fond memories of dinners, parties and dancing to live music on their hardwood floors. Elsie had a knack for putting together large meals where guests left with home cooked treasures or fresh baked treats. Even as her health was failing Elsie could be heard saying “but I don’t have any baking to send home with you”. In the early years Elsie was also an accomplished seamstress, prolific gardener and gifted painter. She was a collector of cookbooks, rolling pins, Depression glass and all things blue (her favourite colour). The family offers heartfelt thanks to friends and family for their kindness and support and to Dr. Andrew Edelson for his care of Elsie these past few years. In lieu of flowers please consider donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC. It was Elsie’s wish that we enjoy the day we gather, share food and drink, and wear “some blue” to remember her. A Service will be held on Friday, August 15, 2014 at 2:00 pm, at Woodlawn Mission Funeral Home, 7386 Horne Street, Mission, BC. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at: www.woodlawnfh-mission.com

Arrangements entrusted to Woodlawn Mission Funeral Home (604) 826-9548

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